MapQuest and Garmin® Announce a Partnership to Deliver MapQuest Directions and Maps Directly to Garmin GPS Devices
MapQuest, Inc. and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.
(NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today
announced plans for the upcoming launch of a new feature that will allow
consumers to send trip planning results from MapQuest.com, the #1 online
mapping website,* directly to their Garmin personal navigation device.
Through the partnership, users can find a place, as well as plan and
research routes, at MapQuest.com, then send the locations directly to
Garmin GPS units by utilizing the “Send to GPS” drop down option. Users
will then be able to easily access previously sent location data from
their Garmin device without needing to input information directly on the
“Garmin is the clear leader in satellite navigation and our partnership
further establishes MapQuest.com as the go-to site for destination
planning,” said Christian Dwyer, Senior Vice President and General
Manager of MapQuest, Inc. “GPS-enabled navigation devices are becoming
increasingly prevalent. Offering users the option to plan online from
the convenience of their computer and send information to these devices
is a natural progression and an important, time-saving resource.”
“Our relationship with MapQuest gives our users even more of what
they’ve come to expect from their Garmin products – ease of use and an
array of options,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide
sales. “Planning a trip, whether it’s to a new restaurant, a business
meeting or a family vacation, has never been easier or more efficient.”
The new Send-to-Garmin feature will be available in April and expands on
MapQuest Send-To capabilities which currently enable consumers to easily
send directions from the MapQuest.com site to their mobile phones. The
ability to send planning results from the vast and dynamic MapQuest
database to Garmin supplements Garmin’s extensive collection of
MapQuest and Garmin will both be in attendance at this week’s CTIA
Wireless 2008 show, taking place in Las Vegas from April 1 through April
3. MapQuest will be demonstrating the Send to Garmin feature in the AOL
booth #2857 (Hall C4/C5). Garmin will be located in booth #6639, and
more information is available at www.garmin.com.
To learn more about using the new Send-to-Garmin feature, visit http://wireless.mapquest.com/send-gps.html
About MapQuest, Inc.
MapQuest offers Internet, wireless and business solutions that help
people find places. MapQuest.com is one of the most recognized and
trusted brands on the Internet, and offers the leading consumer Web site
for maps and directions, serving over 45 million* users in February
2008, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of AOL LLC, is based in Denver, Colorado.
AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most
popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software
and services, runs one of the largest Internet access businesses in the
U.S., and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned
subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC and its subsidiaries have
operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at AOL.com.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications – most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a
registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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